SAN FRANCISCO, CA – California Democratic Party Vice Chair David Campos issued the following statement on Governor Gavin Newsom’s plan to tackle the homelessness crisis:

During the global pandemic, we witnessed how the crisis exposed and exacerbated the deeply-rooted inequities that existed in our society. And to this day, Black and Brown communities continue to experience high rates of housing insecurities – leaving thousands vulnerable in the streets. Simply put, we must do better.

Today’s announcement by Governor Gavin Newsom to confront the homelessness and affordable housing crisis head on, is a monumental moment in the fight against socioeconomic inequalities. The plan to build on Project Roomkey and Homekey takes our state towards a direction to end homelessness while building on the fundamental values of the California dream. As we recover from COVID-19, California Democrats are committed to working together to continue lifting the voices of our most underserved communities.